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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Kitchel, Farber for Falmouth council

    With Town Council candidate Ned Kitchel we have an opportunity to bring back a member of the Falmouth community who once served in this important role, who understands the importance of listening carefully to all sides of an issue, who represents fairness, and who possesses keen common and busine...

  • Letter: Falmouth numbers don't add up

    The Falmouth Town Council has managed to do the impossible. They declare that we can spend $5.6 million on a new town center with no increase in our taxes. A neat trick, but it just isn’t so. The properties are only available thanks to a new elementary school, which by the way will raise ...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    We will soon be voting for three School Board members in Falmouth. I know of one candidate who should be at the top of everyone’s list: Eydie Pryzant. Eydie is mother to three children who have greatly benefited from the fine programs offered by our schools. She has demonstrated her appre...

  • Letter: Death by dandelions

    They’re popping up all over on lawns in Maine, those little yellow flags warning of pesticide application. Dandelions are often the primary target. The public has been misled about the safety of pesticides. According to the EPA, all pesticides are toxic to varying degrees, and statin... 2

  • Letter: Vote yes on Falmouth Question 1

    The June election gives Falmouth voters a rare opportunity to participate in a fundamental decision about the kind of community we want to be. With the upcoming vacancy of the Lunt/Plummer-Motz school campus, Falmouth must decide how to manage that property for future benefit. An impressi...

  • Letter: Orestis will work hard for Falmouth

    I am writing to say how pleased I was when Chris Orestis came to my door to discuss his candidacy for the Falmouth Town Council. I have been reading about him in The Forecaster and was very happy to meet him in person. We spoke for a few minutes and I learned all I need to know to make up my mi...

  • A note to our readers

    The Forecaster normally does not publish letters on behalf of political candidates in the week immediately preceeding an election. However, because of the short notice given for the May 10 special election in Maine Senate District 7, election letters received by our usual Monday noon deadline are...

  • The Universal Notebook: Speculating on high gas prices

    When I’m driving around town these days I keep my eye out for the cheapest gas prices. Not $3.85. Not $3.82. Can anyone beat $3.79? Buy. Buy. Buy. As a good liberal with a bad conscience, I admit I am of two minds about the steep increase in gas prices. On the conservation side, I&rs... 5

  • No Sugar Added: The trees are alive with the sound of nuisance

    Spring is upon us, and, even though you know how much I adore the winter, I am as thrilled as anyone to see crocuses popping their little purple heads out of the once snow-laden soil. Not to be a spoilsport, but spring is not all daffodils and baby chicks. Like the other seasons, spring ha...